Fresno State's Strategic Priorities: Priority Three


Align our physical and technological infrastructure to support a sustainable and welcoming campus environment.


We measure progress and success through the completion of projects and initiatives as prioritized by an updated physical master plan that supports the strategic plan and student success initiatives.


Campus Deferred Maintenance and Improvements

Since Fall 2013, Fresno State has invested over $133 million in capital related projects, both new construction and capital renewal and renovation. Some notable projects include our updated electrical infrastructure, the Physical Therapy and Intercollegiate Athletic Building (PTIA), the Jordan Agricultural Research Center (JARC), lecture room and laboratory modernizations, HVAC updates, repairs to underground utility infrastructure (i.e. hot water, natural gas, storm and sewer lines), the Student Health Center, North and South Gym Modernization, new Equestrian Locker Room, Central Plant Cooling Tower replacement, and Bulldog Stadium improvements.

This year we expect a total of over $70 million in major infrastructure projects, many of which are currently underway, including the Resnick Student Union, the Ruiz Executive Classroom Building, Phase II of Science Laboratories modernization, and Phase II (restrooms) of the Bulldog Stadium Modernization project. We are also working on Deferred Maintenance projects totaling more than $43 million.

Projects Completed Prior to 2019-20
Project Total Project Cost
Overall Total $133,872,415
New Buildings (JARC and PTIA) $35,800,000
New Electrical Infrastructure $30,000,000
Utility Infrastructure Projects (repairs of underground hot water, chilled water, natural gas and sewer lines) $4,179,000
HVAC Projects (Social Sciences, Conley Art) $2,459,487
Track Replacement $2,800,000
University Agricultural Laboratory $2,500,000
Building Modernization (NG 118 and Engineering West Annex) $2,482,365
Roofing Replacement (University Center, North Gym and North Gym Annex, Social Science, Conley Art, Lab School) $2,000,000
Wayfinding $1,800,000
Parking, Transportation and Street Improvements (Lots P8, P4, Joyal, Jackson Ave.) $1,649,021
Title IX (Duncan Building, Soccer/Lacrosse) $1,530,406
Classroom/Lab Modernization (EW 130, 132, 134, Conley Art 101) $1,500,000
Miscellaneous Deferred Maintenance (Bulldog Stadium Fenching Phase I, Well #5) $1,309,975
Elevator Upgrades (Kremen, Peters, HML S. Wing, NG) $1,257,000
Lighting Upgrades/Energy Retrofit (2014-15) $917,949
Site Improvements (Quad and Landscape) $809,900
Play Field Upgrade (August 2016) $675,000
SHC Landscape/Parking ADA Improvements $440,860
ADA Improvements - Conley Art $172,491
Modular City $519,374
North Gym/South Gym Modernization $10,000,000
Classroom Modernization - Phase I $3,000,000
Fire Alarm Upgrade - Phase I $2,381,000
Sewer Pipe Replacement - Phase III $1,865,000
Underground Communications Infrastructure $1,166,000
Science Lab Modernization Project (Sci. & McL.) $1,400,000
Bulldog Stadium East Side Concrete Repairs - Phase I $740,000
Barton Avenue Street Improvements $527,000
CATI Office Building Modifications $255,000
SFM Code Corrections (Campuswide) $230,000
HVAC Upgrades $164,000
Upgrade Theatre Rigging - OSHA $150,000
New Police Evidence Storage Room $125,000
Madden Library - Replace Lighting Control Panel $100,000
Bulldog Stadium ADA Seating Modifications $70,000
Ag Science Lab Modernization $60,000
New Cart Charging Station - Library South Lot $46,000
Student Health Center Lighting Upgrade $40,000
Replace Wheelchair Life - Softball $32,000
Savemart Center WiFi Project $525,000
Central Plant Cooling Tower Replacement $2,300,000
New Equestrian Locker Room $1,821,000
Barstow Avenue & Campus Drive Roadway Improvements $1,809,000
NG Annex Locker Room Modifications $945,417
Public Health Lab Remodel - McL. 277 $730,000
Satellite Student Union ADA Drop Off/Trash Enclosure/Bus Turnout $727,000
Landscape Improvements (Campuswide) $700,000
Enrollment Management Office Remodel - Joyal Admin. $400,000
Bulldog Trail PHA Exercise Area $163,670
HML Modifications - Rooms 2201 & 3101 $157,500
Public Safety Locker/Restroom Remodel $150,000
New Veteran's Office - University Center $150,000
Brilliant Classroom Upgrade - IT 294 $127,000
Lab Modifications - IT 296/298 $125,000
Landscape Improvements - West of USU $120,000
Student Recruitment Remodel - University Center $73,000
Bulldog Stadium ADA Study $35,000
Bulldog Stadium Modernization Phase I $5,660,000
Projects for 2019-20
Project Total Project Cost
Subtotal $114,550,000
Resnick Student Union $60,000,000
Ruiz Executive Classroom Building $4,050,000
Modernization of Science Laboratories - Phase II $1,500,000
Programs for Children Expansion (ED-10 & FFS-130) $300,000
Bulldog Stadium Modernization - Phase II (Restrooms) $5,000,000
Systemwide Deferred Maintenance $43,700,000

Priority Three Themes

  1. Modernize and upgrade existing facilities and infrastructure.
  2. Plan for new facilities and spaces to support enrollment growth.
  3. Embrace technology to support innovation, teaching and learning.
  4. Implement innovative parking and transportation strategies.
  5. Build and operate a healthier, more sustainable campus environment.

Priority Three Highlights

$3 Million in Classroom Upgrades

6 classrooms have been upgraded at a cost of $3 million

New Science Laboratories

Two new science laboratories opened in Fall 2017 using a mix of state, campus and private funding

DiscoverE Highlights

DISCOVERe Highlights

Laboratories and Health Center Modernized

6 Laboratories and the Health Center have been modernized

Google G Suite

Zimbra replaced by Google

Bulldog Express

Bulldog Express ridership reached a total of over 415,800 since 2016


228,000 Free Transit Rides in 18/19 for employees and students on:

  • Fresno Area Express
  • Clovis Transit
  • V-Line to Visalia
Fresno State Police Department

Grew Fresno State police from 20 to 27 since FY14/15

Campus Safety Improvements

Campus Safety Improvements

Twice a year, a team from University Police Department, Facilities and ASI walk the campus after dark to identify safety hazards or opportunities to improve campus safety. A number of improvements have been made as a result of this effort:

  • Converted all exterior lighting to LED
  • Upgraded lighting including additional LED lights, new fixtures in walkways and parking areas, addition of floodlights and wall pack lights in numerous areas
  • Trimming of bushes and trees

Reduced Student Book Costs

Through Kennel Bookstore and DISCOVERe, reduced student book costs by $1.6 million through access to e-books and book rentals.


Bulldog Stadium Upgrades (Phase I)

  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Replaced field lighting and field turf
  • Elevator modernization (east and west)

Kinesiology field and Warmerdam field spaces upgraded

Waste recycling

Improving Campus Sustainable Practices

  • Implemented Recycle 2020 to improve waste diversion
  • Eliminated single-use plastic straws and plastic bags across campus January 1, 2019
  • 2 electric vans added to warehouse fleet

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